Microsoft outlined in a blog post that the company will be strengthening and expanding its encryption services, both in transit and at its datacenters, in the coming year.
Applies to the "Configure backup and recovery options" objective of Exam 70-689.
Microsoft this week announced that Office 365 Message Encryption will be available early 2014.
Yahoo announced that all data traveling through its datacenters will be encrypted in the early part of 2014.
Microsoft said it's offering its Rights Management Service (RMS) commercially, including for premises-based installations.
A Microsoft update that will disable the compromised RC4 stream cipher on Windows systems was released on Tuesday.
Applies to the "Configure remote access and mobility" objective of Exam 70-689.
Microsoft released three "critical" bulletin items and five "important" fixes today -- all addressing 19 flaws in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer.
Microsoft's monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.
Attacks targeted at users in the Middle East and Asia are exploiting a zero-day flaw found in the Microsoft Graphics Component.
Microsoft's 15th Security Intelligence Report (SIR) found that those running XP were more than four times likely to be infected than those systems running Windows 8.
Applies to the "Deploy, manage, and maintain the application environment" objective of Exam 70-416.
October marks the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first Patch Tuesday.
The Windows Azure-based multifactor authentication service launched as a product last week.
The CSA, joined by BSI Group, on Thursday said it will offer the STAR Certification program.
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According to Microsoft's Security Advisory (2887505), released on Tuesday, the company is investigating active exploits that are currently targeting Internet Explorer 8 and 9 users.
Microsoft's September patch release ran into quite a few issues. One problem was associated with a nonsecurity update (KB2817630) for Microsoft Office 2013 that caused an Outlook folder pane to disappear.
Applies to the "Design and configure desktop settings" objective of Exam 70-415.
In an interview conducted by Mashable, a news and lifestyle publication, Peter Biddle, head engineer during BitLocker's creation, said he was approached by federal agents and asked to create a backdoor in Microsoft's encryption software.
Arkoon Network Security has announced its ExtendedXP product will be available this fall for those organizations that want to stick with the aging OS.